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Cebu & the Philippines

-Did you know that Cebu is the oldest city in the Philippines? It's true! Cebu was the first Spanish settlement in the Philippines (7 years before the current capital of Manila).

-Colon Street in Downtown Cebu is the oldest street in the Philippines.

-Filipinos were introduced to the English language in 1762 by British invaders, not Americans.

-The Philippines is the world's 3rd largest English-speaking nation, next to the USA and the UK.

-Los Angeles, California was co-founded in 1781 by a Filipino named Antonio Miranda Rodriguez, along with 43 Latinos from Mexico sent by the Spanish government.

-Mayon volcano (in the province of Albay, in the Bicol Region, on the island of Luzon) has the world's most perfect cone.

-Founded in 1595 by Spaniards, the University of San Carlos in Cebu City, Philippines is older than Harvard and is the oldest university in Asia.

Sources:
http://www.ex-designz.net/filipinofacts.asp
http://www.philippines-vista.com/Cebu_City.html

Posted by HelenaK 10:58 Archived in Philippines

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